God displayed in His mighty creation

God displayed in His mighty creation
double rainbow at my house spring 2010

Thursday, July 31, 2008

what would life be without goats

Miss Mia is getting so much better on the milking stand. She stands so nicely and even will reach her head back as far as she can (which is nothing lol) to sniff me, this is something they do to their kids and is a sign of affection. :D

She also learned where the treats are and will not go back into her pen without one! I am running dangerously low on treats :-o and she is not going to be happy once I run out.

Poor Angie still gets beat up, I keep reminding myself that Mia when through the same thing and she servived. But Gigi's pitiful little "maa" makes me so sad. It is almost like "mom how can you leave me in here" but then again she is a drama queen and knows I will give her extra special attention --- watch out Diva Mia you have competition!

I am working on drying Aspen off, she was my highest producer and isnt drying off easily. But I really dont mind and the cats and dogs are thrilled with the special treat of her milk. The cats are becoming so use to it that they now expect it.

Monday, July 28, 2008

OH wow

I can't believe it has been so long since I updated this.

Lets do the quick lowdown.

Aspen kidded with twins a buck and doe. Her son tragically died of undetermined causes at 6 weeks of age. Her daugher is now living the life in her new home.

Sweet Pea kidded with quads -- yes quads. Had to bottle feed one, and hold her to nurse another while she gladly took care of two herself. I dont want quads again!

Flicka kidded in the wee hours of Mothers Day morning with triplets, 2 girls and a boy. She had trouble caring for them while at my place but in her new home she and her kids have thrived and I know selling her was the best thing for her. I still miss her beautiful face.

Misty kidded a single buckling who was dead at birth. She slowly recovered and when healthy enough she went on to her new home and is spoiled.

Destiny kidded a single doeling (wahoo a girl from her!). I decided to go out of the pygmies all together so she was sold and today left to join Misty in her new home.

Mia kidded a single buckling (BIG boy) and needed assitance to deliver him. She was of course a great mom and is now learning how to stand good to be milked -- we are making great progress.

Angie (aka Gigi or Miss G) joined us memorial day weekend. She is now just under 6 months old and a little spunk of a thing. She knows how to get out of the pen but thankfully stays in most of the time. She is my second registered doe.

I explored showing on June 8th. I continued this new adventure on July 12th bringing along Sweet Pea and her two daughters.

On July 3rd my dad and brothers began the barn building project. It is coming along nicely and I am excited about the final result. Along with the new barn I am going to get a new pen as well for them. This will make kidding time much easier for me and the goats.

Well I hope to be more faithful from here on out with the boring details of my life with goats and whatever else.